We were a party of 6 consisting of 2 Grandparents; Mum and Dad; 2 children 15 and 12.
From the moment we drove through the gates we were stunned by the villa it was beautiful. The inside was just as impressive as the outside with it's wonderful pool and fantastic views. It truly is like paradise!
The staff Indera, Amera and Kumara made us feel totally at home. Their service was top rate our every need catered for and always with a smile.
It was like staying in a boutique hotel.
The food Indera prepared from scratch was 1st class we enjoyed it so much we hardly ate out. The Sri Lankan breakfast served each morning by Kumara with a smile was enjoyed by us all. Favourite meals were fresh fish; Sri Lankan Curry; Spring Rolls and Lemon Chicken.
We miss the staff and their warm smiles.
Friends have commented on our pictures it looks like paradise and it was.
We even got to see Whales!
This was my second stay and was SO pleased I could again secure a booking to match my timings for this trip. This villa's location provides both escapism in the sense of its magnificence, facilities, privacy, service and beach location, plus is not far to the reality of local life and places of interest to ensure a visit has an aspect of experiencing and embracing the vibe of where you are, which is important to me wherever I travel. If you're considering booking, do it; you will be thrilled you did!
Fabulous stay at Villa Olu! Mark, the owner arranged all transportation from Colombo. Indra and Kumara made our stay exceptional. They did all the shopping, cooked excellent local and international meals, helped us arrange trips, took such great care of us. Highly recommend Villa Olu!
We had a great time at Villa Olu. The photos are an excellent representation what you see at the villa.
This was our first big family overseas holiday which included a very busy toddler and 6 adults.
This property is very well set out, upstairs has had 4 bedrooms all with en-suit. 1 main bedroom, 2 bedrooms on each side of the main bedroom (with inside and outside showers), the last bedroom is connect to another bedroom which was ideal for us as it gave the parents of the toddler with us privacy and peace of mind having him near by. (The fourth bedroom has 2 single beds, while the others have king size beds) Down stairs has a gym, bar area, indoor dining area (we however only used the dining area outside with a view of the Galle ocean), TV area, study/kids playroom and of course kitchen. We had a wonderful time and never felt crowded by each other as there is plenty of space to relax alone or socialise as a group.
The beach at the villa is a bit rough but lovely to watch while sipping on a cocktail.
Its only a short 5min tuktuk ride into town where there are plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from. The staff even recommend a few local cheaper shops to us to try.
The villa comes with 3 lovely staff. During the day 2 gentlemen will take care of you in all ways. Providing transport, cooking the most delicious meals (the best fresh food we had while in Galle was prepared and served at the villa, so fresh it can't be beat. Specially at the cost of it, very easy on the pocket)
There is a basic menu to help guide you which we found really helpful, however the chef easy accommodates you with most meals you want. We enjoyed fresh seafood on a few night and it was fantastic (Prawns, Fish and calamari prepared in the BBQ). Breakfast was served outside daily with fresh selection of fruit, toast, your choice of eggs with tea, coffee, water etc.
At night there is a security guard to ensure you get a good nights rest, also to let you into the property if you go out for the night.
Mark was in contact with us through out our stay making sure everything was taken care of. He was a wonderful host even though we didn't get to personally meet him face to face.
I highly recommend Olu Villa to anyone traveling to Galle.
We hope to be back one day soon.
From the time we entered the place till we left after three nights, there was not even one complain. PERFECT is the word for the Host, Staff and the Villa...........
Kitchen was well equipped with necessary utensils and basic necessities. Rooms were large and large toilets having the basic needs, cleaned thoroughly and regularly.
Probably have too much a good experience to write further, just like go ahead and take it........
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